[Comp-neuro] SAND5: Final Announcement

Barbara Dorney dorney at cnbc.cmu.edu
Thu Apr 15 15:51:20 CEST 2010


The fifth international workshop on Statistical Analysis
of Neuronal Data (SAND5) will take place May 20-22, 2010,
in Pittsburgh, PA.

There will be talks by senior investigators and junior investigators.
Please see our website:


There will also be a poster session, to which all participants are
invited to contribute.

This workshop series is concerned with analysis of neural signals
from various sources, including EEG, fMRI, MEG, 2-Photon, and
extracellular recordings. It aims to

     * define important problems in neuronal data analysis and useful
       strategies for attacking them;
     * foster communication between experimental neuroscientists and
       those trained in statistical and computational methods
     * encourage young researchers, including graduate students, to
       present their work;
     * expose young researchers to important challenges and
       opportunities in this interdisciplinary domain, while providing
       a small meeting atmosphere to facilitate the interaction of
       young researchers with senior colleagues.

Talks and posters may involve new methodology, investigation of
existing methods, or application of state-of-the-art analytical
techniques. We expect there to be a special issue of the Journal of
Computational Neuroscience devoted to analysis of neural data,
including many papers from this workshop.

Here are the confirmed keynote speakers:

	• Stu Geman (Brown U.)
	• Sonja Gruen (Riken)
	• Tom Mitchell (Carnegie Mellon)
	• Partha Mitra (Cold Spring Harbor)
	• Tirin Moore (Stanford)
	• Clay Reid (Harvard)
	• Walt Schneider (Pittsburgh)
	• Matt Smith (Pittsburgh)
	• Garrett Stanley (Georgia Tech)
	• Mriganka Sur (MIT)

We have made financial commitments to participants, but
some funds for travel support remain available. We
strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented

Requests for travel support should be made as soon as possible,
and certainly before April 20, 2010.

The organizers are Emery Brown, Elizabeth Buffalo,
Rob Kass, Liam Paninski, and Jonathan Victor.

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